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Challenge: School Days: Music (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Feb 9, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2007

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[thanks to Catherine for letting me kidnap her clarinet for a couple hours]

I'm also a bit torn about whether I should have gone with a little more dof or not, but I decided to go for a really shallow one... the ones with more dof looked a little blah. Also, I shot this intending it to be in color, but in postprocessing I decided it looked nicer in b/w [in color the background is a really pretty dark teal, so if you don't like the b/w, just pretend].

Place: 160 out of 183
Avg (all users): 4.6497
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 4.2885
Avg (non-participants): 4.7793
Views since voting: 577
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 197
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/24/2007 08:54:14 PM
You need to shoot it from a different angle.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2007 07:31:46 PM
I found that a little too much of the photo was out of focus, either that, or I would have preferred a different crop, in which more of the top of the photo is also included.
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02/16/2007 06:50:28 PM
That little smattering of fabric detail on the bottom right is fantastic. I love everything about this shot, the shallow DOF, the moody tones, everything just fits together wonderfully.
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02/14/2007 08:43:41 PM
could be better if there were more in focus
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02/14/2007 03:23:15 PM
Interesting perspective on the clarinet - getting the focus only on the full view open key was a nice touch. With that, my vote is a 6 as I am looking for a story and a connection to 'School Days'.
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02/14/2007 09:44:03 AM
I don't think the narrow DOF is necessary here. It distracts from the instrument.
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